Archive for June, 2009
My introduction to Rockin’ Raw, the neighborhood’s first raw vegan restaurant, was a mocktail called the “Maca Apple-Icous,” something like a milkshake with apple, ginger, honey, and maca. This Andrean plant has been shown to increase male libidos and is apparently Peru’s natural answer to Viagra. Soon after, flushed and a tad lightheaded, I found myself wishing I could sit with my date in the lush outdoor area where, rain or no rain, some very private tables sat partially obscured by trees. It seems raw food can provide some heat after all.
The husband and wife owners, Luis Salgado, of Peru, and Tere Fox, from New Orleans, serve raw interpretations of their native cuisines that walk a very fine line. Such dishes can be pleasant experiences, politely challenging you to think about tastes and what you like so much about them to begin with, or they can just remind you what you’re missing. Thankfully, and despite the silly moniker, the food here tips towards the former.
Weird Al’s homage to The Doors, featuring Ray Manzarek himself on keyboards. Video directed by Liam Lynch.
Hopefully, you were able to check out our showcase in Northside Festival just like John Norris did , if not, here are a few shots of the good time you missed (at least until I had to leave and miss the dance party and the crowd surfing during These Are Powers’ last number). Thanks to Free Danger, Stay Gold, Organs, Air Waves, Real Estate, Javelin, These are Powers, and of course Death by Audio. Here’s what John Norris had to say:
No place I would rather be on Friday night of the Northside Fest than the venerable (Can we call it venerable yet? Why yes, I think we can) Death By Audio. Not because it was a chance to see bands that rarely play Brooklyn – as a matter of fact every few weeks it seems you can catch at least one of them around town. But because it was a showcase of some of the most exciting, modern left-field pop our fine locale has to offer…. And people ask me ‘what’s so great about Brooklyn’? Um, this is.
It’s time to grow a pair Obama…
[via The Awl]
After reading this post on Assme, alarmingly titled “Someone Is Trying to Bring Down the Market Hotel (Maybe),” I was a bit concerned that shit, someone was trying to bring down the Market Hotel! A few tweets came out of the search.twitter bonfire with rumors about a big raid and a condemnation and it appeared that that was that.
But, this isn’t all true. I spoke with Todd P who gave us a little clarification on the situation….(below the jump)
Thanks everyone for coming out and making the showcase such a great success. We hope you guys had some fun.
If you can’t get enough out of the Real Estate family of musicians, Etienne is hosting a dance party at Market Hotel; it’s a part of a mini-tour with Predator Vision (Etienne and Matt of Real Estate) and Sudden Oak.
If you are too busy recovering tonight, then tomorrow you can’t miss a solo performance of Mira Billotte’s (White Magic) at Santos Party House. Miss Billotte doesn’t play every other week, so when she does, you have to make sure that you catch her! New Egypt has been one of my jams this past year–definitely worth a listen. Below is a video of a recent White Magic performance.
As part two of our Hipster Foldables series, we present he of the iconic afro, Kyp Malone. Spotted routinely at dozens of local Williamsburg haunts—he used to work at the Verb Cafe on Bedford—Kyp’s hair would alone deem him a celebrity. But he’s also the guitarist for Williamsburg band TV on the Radio.
Kyp loves one of of favorite restaurants, Marlow & Sons: “they really have it figured out. They’re really doing something delicious over there. Maybe it’s all the butter. I don’t know.” And he sometimes tires of being recognized in the ‘hood: “I don’t want to not be able to live the way I live, you know, that doesn’t sound like any sort of fun to me. Everyone I know takes the back route sometimes because they don’t want to talk to everyone.”
His hair was even featured in our book, The Hipster Handbook. In short, we love Kyp and can’t wait to see TV on the Radio when the play Prospect Park on August 11. They always put on an amazing show.
1. Download the Kyp Malone foldable here (.pdf)
3. Cut along black solid lines
4. Fold along dotted lines and tape, as instructed
Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos for future foldables! We want to feature local celebrities who are not Peaches Geldof. (Okay, we may have to make one of her too.)
DOWNLOAD THE HIP KYP PDF HERE
Previously: The Hipster Grifter Foldable